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ERIC Number: ED456186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun-30
Pages: 23
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Pilipino American Identity Development Model.
Nadal, Kevin L.
This paper uses a nonlinear, six-stage ethnic identity development model to promote proper therapeutic treatment of Filipino (Pilipino) Americans, introducing the terms panethnic assimilation and ethnocentric consciousness in relation to the Filipino and Asian American communities. After examining the social, cultural, economic, and mental construction of the Filipino American community as compared to the pan-Asian American community, the paper hypothesizes that Filipino Americans will experience a different ethnic identity development than their Asian American counterparts and thus cannot follow any previously developed identity stage models. The six-stage model includes ethnic awareness; assimilation into the dominant culture; social-political awakening; pan-ethnic Asian American consciousness; ethnocentric realization; and incorporation (developing a positive and comfortable identity with consequent respect for cultural/racial heritages). The paper concludes by discussing the importance of therapists understanding the level of acculturation when working with Filipino Americans. It notes that subjects will advance through the stages of the model in a progressive manner but may occasionally jump back and forth between stages. (Contains 20 references.) (SM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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